Lake County, IL
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File #: 20-1620    Version: 1 Name: Resolution amending the Video Gaming Revenue (VGR) Policy.
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/30/2020 In control: Financial & Administrative Committee
On agenda: Final action: 11/10/2020
Title: Resolution amending the Video Gaming Revenue (VGR) Policy.
Attachments: 1. VGR Policy- Revision 2- 10-27-2020.pdf
Title
Resolution amending the Video Gaming Revenue (VGR) Policy.

Staff Summary
* On August 13, 2013, the Lake County Board adopted the Lake County Video Gaming Ordinance, thereby permitting lawful video gaming within unincorporated areas of Lake County.
* On September 13, 2016, the Lake County Board approved the Video Gaming Revenue (VGR) Policy ("the Policy") which established a framework for: (1) capturing video gaming administrative, legal, and enforcement costs; and (2) evaluating and possibly funding social programs, projects (excluding capital improvements), and/or services that benefit Lake County residents.
* The Policy specifies that periodic revisions may be undertaken through periodic review of the Policy by the Committee; the first such revision (Revision One) was adopted by the County Board in July 2018.
* With funding from VGR, United Way established 211, a phone number and text service to connect residents to human services information and referrals.
* In order to provide for ongoing, dedicated funding support for this critical infrastructure for the human services system, an amendment has been prepared to the Policy (Revision Two) based on prior Committee feedback.

Body
RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the Illinois Video Gaming Act (230 ILCS 40) establishes a 30-percent tax on gross terminal revenue, of which one-sixth is distributed to the governing body where the revenue was generated; and

WHEREAS, on August 13, 2013, the Lake County Board adopted the Lake County Video Gaming Ordinance, thereby permitting lawful video gaming within unincorporated areas of Lake County; and

WHEREAS, on September 13, 2016, the Lake County Board adopted the Lake County Video Gaming Revenue Policy ("the Policy"), thereby creating a standardized process for the use of Lake County's video gaming revenue; and

WHEREAS, the Policy provides that periodic amendments to the Policy may be executed on the basis of Committee review; and

WHEREAS, on July 10, 2018, the Lake Coun...

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